Algebra 1 Online Course with Instructor, Semester 2

Our award-winning Algebra 1 course paired with live tutoring and instruction. Classes start February 8th.

What you need to know:

  • This is the second half of our 2-semester Algebra 1 course.
  • The 18-week course starts Feb 8, 2021, and ends June 18th. View the calendar for Semester 2.
  • Enrollment is limited. Live tutoring and office hours are heldTues/Thurs at 11 am CST. Independent learning: approx 5 hours per week. 
  • View the week-by-week course lesson plan.

$575.00 − 2nd Semester



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Register early with nonrefundable deposit of $50.00 to hold your spot. Remaining balance of $525.00 will be due on February 1st.


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"Thinkwell Homeschool has really knocked it out of the park with their instructor-led courses. As a parent, I can set up emails for grades, conversations between instructors, reminders, and more. This is so helpful if you have a student who doesn’t like to talk about their work. The lessons have all been explained very well and if more help is needed, then the office hours are wonderful for additional help in those areas.” Read the full review here.
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Course Overview

What You Get

  • 18-week, online subscription to our 2nd-semester Algebra 1 course
  • Weekly email with course assignments and lesson plans
  • Regular student progress reports
  • Complete, detailed instructional videos
  • Instructor available via virtual office hours
  • Automatically graded assignments with step-by-step answer feedback
  • Downloadable, printable course worksheets & answer keys
  • Illustrated course study notes
  • Automatically graded section quizzes
  • Quizzes, Chapter & Practice tests, & Semester Final Exam
  • . . . and more!

How It Works

  • Purchase the course through our online store
  • Create an account username and password which will give you access to the online Algebra 1 course section on the start date
  • Follow lesson plans emailed each week
  • View lesson videos & complete interactive activities at your own pace
  • Attend live virtual office hours twice a week
  • Your work is automatically tracked and updated in real-time
  • Transcripts, grade reports, and certificates of completion are available upon request.
About Thinkwell's Online Algebra 1 Author & Instructor
Thinkwell's Week-by-Week Syllabus for Online Algebra 1
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Semester 2, Week 1: Systems of Linear Equations

6.1 Systems of Linear Equations
6.1.1 Solving Systems by Graphing
6.1.2 Solving Systems by Substitution
6.1.3 Solving Systems by Elimination

Semester 2, Week 2: Systems of Linear Equations (Continued)

6.1.4 Solving Special Systems
6.1.5 Applying Systems
6.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 6.1

Semester 2, Week 3: Linear Inequalities

6.2 Linear Inequalities
6.2.1 Graphing Linear Inequalities
6.2.2 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
6.2 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 6.2

Semester 2, Week 4: Assessment

Practice Test – 6.1 & 6.2
Test – 6.1 & 6.2

Semester 2, Week 5: Exponents

7.1 Exponents
7.1.1 Product and Power Properties of Exponents
7.1.2 Integer Exponents
7.1.3 Quotient Properties of Exponents
7.1.4 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
7.1 Review Worksheet, Part 1
7.1 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 7.1

Semester 2, Week 6: Polynomials

7.2 Polynomials
7.2.1 Polynomials
7.2.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
7.2.3 Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials
7.2.4 Multiplying Binomials
7.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
7.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 7.2

Semester 2, Week 7: Assessment

Practice Test – 7.1 & 7.2
Test – 7.1 & 7.2

Semester 2, Week 8: Factoring Methods

8.1 Factoring Methods
8.1.1 Factors and Greatest Common Factors
8.1.2 Factoring by GCF
8.1.3 Factoring x2 + bx + c
8.1.4 Factoring ax2 + bx + c
8.1 Review Worksheet, Part 1
8.1 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 8.1

Semester 2, Week 9: Applying Factoring Methods

8.2 Applying Factoring Methods
8.2.1 Factoring Special Products
8.2.2 Choosing a Factoring Method
8.2 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 8.2

Semester 2, Week 10: Assessment

Practice Test – 8.1 & 8.2
Test – 8.1 & 8.2

Semester 2, Week 11: Quadratic Functions

9.1 Quadratic Functions
9.1.1 Identifying Quadratic Functions
9.1.2 Characteristics of Quadratic Functions
9.1.3 Graphing Quadratic Functions
9.1.4 Transforming Quadratic Functions
9.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 9.1

Semester 2, Week 12: Solving Quadratic Equations

9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations
9.2.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
9.2.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
9.2.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Square Roots

Semester 2, Week 13: Solving Quadratic Equations (Continued)

9.2.4 Completing the Square
9.2.5 The Quadratic Formula
9.2.6 The Discriminant
9.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
9.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 9.2

Semester 2, Week 14: Assessment

Practice Test – 9.1 & 9.2
Test – 9.1 & 9.2

Semester 2, Week 15: Probability

10.1 Probability
10.1.1 Experimental Probability
10.1.2 Theoretical Probability
10.1.3 Independent and Dependent Events
10.1.4 Combinations and Permutations
10.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 10.1

Semester 2, Week 16: Data Analysis

10.2 Data Analysis
10.2.1 Bar, Circle, and Line Graphs
10.2.2 Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms
10.2.3 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
10.2.4 Box-and-Whisker Plots
10.2 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 10.2

Semester 2, Week 17: Assessment

Practice Test – 10.1 & 10.2
Test – 10.1 & 10.2

Semester 2, Week 18: Semester 2 Final Assessment

Practice Exam – Semester 2
Exam – Semester 2

Semester 1 Review

1.1 The Language of Algebra
1.1.1 Variables and Expressions
1.1.2 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
1.1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
1.1 The Language of Algebra
1.1.4 Powers and Exponents
1.1.5 Square Roots and Real Numbers
1.2 Tools of Algebra
1.2.1 Set Theory
1.2.2 Order of Operations
1.2.3 Simplifying Expressions
1.2.4 Introduction to Functions
2.1 Solving Equations
2.1.1 Addition and Subtraction Equations
2.1.2 Multiplication and Division Equations
2.1.3 Solving Two-Step Equations
2.1 Solving Equations
2.1.4 Solving Multi-Step Equations
2.1.5 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
2.2 Proportion and Percent
2.2.1 Rates, Ratios, and Proportions
2.2.2 Applications of Proportion
2.2.3 Percents
2.2 Proportion and Percent
2.2.4 Applications of Percent
2.2.5 Percent Increase and Decrease
3.1 Introduction to Inequalities
3.1.1 Graphing and Writing Inequalities
3.1.2 Solving Inequalities by Adding or Subtracting
3.1.3 Solving Inequalities by Multiplying or Dividing
3.2 Multi-Step and Compound Inequalities
3.2.1 Solving Two-Step and Multi-Step Inequalities
3.2.2 Solving Inequalities with Variables on Both Sides
3.2.3 Solving Compound Inequalities
4.1 Introduction to Functions
4.1.1 Graphing Relationships
4.1.2 Relations and Functions
4.1.3 Writing Function Rules
4.2 Applying Functions
4.2.1 Graphing Functions
4.2.2 Scatter Plots and Trend Lines
5.1 Characteristics of Linear Functions
5.1.1 Identifying Linear Functions
5.1.2 Using Intercepts
5.1.3 Rate of Change and Slope
5.1.4 The Slope Formula
5.2 Using Linear Functions
5.2.1 Slope-Intercept Form
5.2.2 Point-Slope Form
5.2.3 Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
5.2.4 Transforming Linear Functions
Frequently Asked Questions About Thinkwell's Algebra 1

How do Thinkwell instructor-led courses work?

You and your student will get a weekly email with an orientation & warm-up video and a lesson plan. Your student watches short, 5-10 minute online video lessons and then completes the automatically graded exercises. Students get instant correct-answer feedback. The live instructor is available by email, and will have weekly virtual office hours.

When does the course start?

The course has a specific start and end date, stated above. You can purchase and register before the start date. Late enrollments are accepted for up to two weeks after the start of the course.

What math courses should a student take?

A typical sequence of secondary math courses completed by a college-bound student is: Grade 6 Math > Grade 7 Math > Grade 8 Math > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus. For students looking to include Calculus as part of their high school curriculum and are able to complete Grade 7 Math in 6th grade, the sequence can be: Grade 7 Math > Prealgebra > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus > Calculus.

Is Thinkwell’s Algebra 1 appropriate for my accelerated student?

For advanced students, check out our Honors Algebra 1 course.

Does my student get school credit for Thinkwell’s Algebra 1?

Only schools are accredited and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell. If you're coordinating studies with a school or organization, please check with them about awarding credit for a Thinkwell course.

Does Thinkwell's Algebra 1 meet state standards?

Thinkwell courses are built to national standards to be inclusive of all states. Some states set standards for what topics should be taught in a particular course. Thinkwell does not have a course version for each state. Websites such as www.achieve.org can help you determine your state's standards.

What if my student would like access to the course after it is over?

You can purchase extra time in one-month, three-month, and six-month increments.

Can I share access with more than one student?

A subscription can only accommodate one student per username and password; additional students need to purchase separate access. This allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.

How long does it take to complete Thinkwell’s Algebra 1 course?

The dates of the course are stated above. The course is divided into Semester 1 and Semester 2, each sold separately.

Can I see my grade?

Thinkwell’s course software tracks everything your student does. When logged in, your student can click "My Grades" to see their progress.

How are grades calculated?

The course grade is calculated this way: Quizzes: 40%, Chapter tests: 40%, Final Exam: 20%

Can I get a transcript or a certificate of completion?

Yes, both a certificate of completion and grade transcript will be provided at the end of each semester. Thinkwell will track and present a number score earned by the student, not a letter grade.

If I change my mind and want to do a different math course, can I change?

If you discover that you should be in a different course, contact techsupport@thinkwell.com within one week of purchase and we will move you to the appropriate course.

Can I print the exercises?

Yes, but completing the exercises online provides immediate correct answer feedback and automatic scoring, so we recommend answering the exercises online.

Are exercises multiple choice?

Most of the exercises are multiple choice and they are graded automatically with correct-answer solutions.

Is Thinkwell's Algebra 1 built on "continuous review"?

Thinkwell's Algebra 1 is carefully constructed to build on previous knowledge, reinforcing key concepts every step of the way. It is not only a reflection of empirically effective instruction, but also reflects Dr. Burger’s philosophies learned over a career of teaching mathematics, emphasizing a solid foundation that addresses why students need to learn certain concepts. Finally, Thinkwell's Algebra 1 is intentionally designed to work for a wide variety of learning styles.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a risk-free 14 day money-back guarantee.

How does my school review this course?

Should your school need to review a Thinkwell course for any reason, have the school contact techsupport@thinkwell.com and we can provide them access to a demo site, or provide you with a table of contents.

How do refunds work?

If a student leaves the course within 14 days of the start of the course, a full refund is granted. If a student leaves between 15 days and 40 days after the start of the course, a 50% refund will be granted.  No refunds after 41 days after the start of the course. Students leaving the course must contact the instructor by email.  Students dropping an instructor-led course with no refund may retake the same or a different instructor-led course if offered in the future for only the cost of the $50 registration fee.

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